Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Blessed with perhaps the nicest weather in modern Austin music festival history (even with the early evening dust clouds), the first day of the third annual Fun Fun Fun Fest proceeded nearly hitch-free Saturday in Waterloo Park.As you know, the Dead Milkmen played Austin on Saturday. Towards the end of the set Rodney said something like, "I don't know why we ever stopped doing this shit". Hopefully that spark leads to more shows in the future. In the meantime, Milkman Joe Jack Talcum continues to play solo and even has a NYC show coming up (Dec 26th @ Rehab). All of Joe's dates, more Fun Fest pictures, another Fun Fest video and the Fun Fest setlist, below...
Touring acts such as Bishop Allen and the National shared four stages with Austin acts such as Latin psychedelic rockers Brownout! , grindcore band Mammoth Grinder and sometime Austinites And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead .
Far smaller and aimed at a more specific demographic than the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Fun Fun Fun focuses on club-level punk, indie rock, hip-hop and electronic music. Think of it as the bands one might see over a month in the Red River club district packed into one weekend.
The vibe couldn't be more different from ACL Fest in other ways. ACL Fest sells out 65,000 tickets a day every year, packing Zilker Park for three days. Fun Fun Fun producer and Transmission Entertainment partner Graham Williams said he hopes to break 7,000 a day. [Austin360]
(all pics in this post by Kyle except this one)
stagediving to the Dead Milkmen
"Bitchin' Camaro", the live video, can be found HERE.
Joe Jack Talcum - 2008 Tour Dates
Wednesday, November 12 @ Alex's Bar, 2913 E Anaheim St, Long Beach CA * 9 PM * $5 * ** and Neil Hamburger
Thursday, November 13 @ L'il Red Lion, 1506 5th, Eureka CA * 9 PM * $5 * **
Friday, November 14 @ Rotture, 315 SE 3rd Avenue, Portland OR * 9 PM * $8 * **
Saturday, November 15 @ Rogue Hero, 1313 N State Street, Belingham WA * **
Sunday, November 16 @ The Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater, 2322 2nd Ave, Seattle WA * **
Tuesday, November 18 @ Diablo's, 959 Pearl Street, Eugene OR * **
Wednesday, November 19 @ Monstro's, 628 W. Sacramento Ave, Chico CA * **
Friday, November 21 @ The Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St, San Francisco CA * 9:30 PM * $10 * **
Sunday, November 23 @ Bar Pink Elephant, 3829 30th Street, San Diego CA * **
Thursday, December 4 @ Disgraceland, Philadelphia PA * with OFF WITH THEIR HEADS and Ukebox * All Ages
Friday, December 5 @ The Tritone, 1508 South Street, Philadelphia PA * 21+ * with Jean-Marie Carroll
Friday, December 26 @ Rehab, 25 Ave B (Lower East Side) New York, NY
** with PLEASEEASAUR